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Intangible Roots NYC

With E. Moncell Durden


Forms vs Styles: Bridging the Gap in Dance Education"

E. Moncell Durden, a dance educator, choreographer, ethnographer, embodied historian, author and associate professor of practice at the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman International School of Dance offers this unique opportunity, normally reserved for collegiate environments, to deeper dive into dance.


  • Funk & Soul Dance (Open Level): 6:00 - 7:30pm

  • Beyond the Steps NYC Aesthetics of House (Open Level): 7:30 - 9:00pm

  • Lecture: Chronicling Cultural Practice: 9:00 - 10:30pm (refreshments served)

Enrollment Fee:

  • Single Class: $30.00

  • All 3 Classes: $75.00


Join us  as we delve into the intriguing world of dance, where the lines between forms and styles often blur. In this thought-provoking talk, we'll explore the common misconceptions surrounding the disparities between learning dance forms and styles, and the profound implications this has on teaching methods, marketing strategies, and the cultivation of individual artistic legacies.

Ultimately, "Forms vs Styles" transcends the confines of dance technique, offering a holistic exploration of how the intersection between tradition and innovation shapes not only our understanding of dance but also our journey towards self-discovery and artistic expression. Join us as we embark on a transformative exploration of movement, rhythm, and creativity, and unlock the boundless possibilities that await within the world of dance.

Students are welcome to take the classes individually or take all (3) classes.


*Terms and Conditions:

  • Pricing options only valid for these sessions. Not valid for other drop-in classes or programs

  • Classes are non-refundable and non-transferrable. 

  • Drop-In class policies apply.

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